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Old 12-04-2015, 02:41 AM   #15
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I keep my jacks down. The power gear jacks I have are electric and the shaft is not a worry but I do lightly coat them just to keep away problems. I did learn that wood pads could be a problem once firmly frozen to the jacks so I keep a dry barrier under the jacks. ( a torch was a quick answer but the wood pads were a bit messed up)

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Old 01-10-2016, 06:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tony Lee View Post
I compromise and achieve both aims.
With the MH fully aired up, pack under the jack pads with blocks leaving a 1/2" gap. Then dump the air. Jacks are fully retracted and there is minimal weight on the tyres. Win-Win.
Awesome!! the best answer to me. Leaving the jacks exposed is risky because even a little corrosion can be abrasive to the oil seal. Spraying the chrome rods with an oils not compatible with the seal could cause the seal to swell or crack. Risks I'd rather not take. Thanks Tony Lee

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Old 01-10-2016, 06:17 PM   #17
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Our '02 DSDP spent 6 months a year with the front tires completely off the ground when I leveled it beside the house. Never had a problem with the shafts rusting and still had the OEM springs. It was an HWH system.
Now we have full air leveling and wish the rig had both.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:22 AM   #18
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I leave my jacks down,coat the shafts with hydraulic oil on a rag every few months.

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Old 01-12-2016, 05:37 AM   #19
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I leave my jacks down and as per Power Gear manual I spray the shafts with silicone. Never a problem with rust or operation.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:43 PM   #20
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At Camp Freightliner they suggested the method of blocks under retracted jacks and then release the air from the suspension. No hydraulic leakage to worry about & no exposed cylinder rams. Mine is stored on concrete so it's very level. I only do this for "long term" storage.

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